Benny Urquidez

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Benny Urquidez (born June 20, 1952) is an American kickboxer, martial arts choreographer and actor. Nicknamed "The Jet", Urquidez was a non-contact karate competitor who later pioneered full-contact fighting in the United States. He made the transition from point to full-contact karate in 1974, the year of its inception in the US, frequently fighting in bouts where the rules were ambiguous and contrasts in styles were dramatic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benny Urquidez has received more than 984,266 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Benny Urquidez is the 26th most popular martial arts (down from 21st in 2019), the 4,622nd most popular biography from United States (down from 3,726th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Martial Arts.

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Among martial arts, Benny Urquidez ranks 26 out of 117Before her are Cynthia Rothrock, Randy Couture, Morihiro Saito, Mirko Cro Cop, Koichi Tohei, and Shoji Nishio. After her are Billy Blanks, Anderson Silva, Semmy Schilt, Peter Aerts, Ronda Rousey, and Hidetaka Nishiyama.

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Among people born in 1952, Benny Urquidez ranks 212Before her are Christopher Doyle, Semyon Bychkov, Wim Rijsbergen, Zdeněk Nehoda, Bernard Lacombe, and Gregory David Roberts. After her are Péter Erdő, George Gervin, Paul Reubens, Kees Kist, Renaud, and Thierry Lhermitte.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Benny Urquidez ranks 4,622 out of 15,968Before her are Edgar Leonard (1881), Natalie Zemon Davis (1928), Molly Ringwald (1968), Milton Berle (1908), Jack Nitzsche (1937), and Tyler, the Creator (1991). After her are XXXTentacion (1998), Timothée Chalamet (1995), William J. Donovan (1883), Chuck Connors (1921), Lester Allan Pelton (1829), and Glenn Danzig (1955).

Among MARTIAL ARTS In United States

Among martial arts born in United States, Benny Urquidez ranks 3Before her are Cynthia Rothrock (1957) and Randy Couture (1963). After her are Billy Blanks (1955), Ronda Rousey (1987), Daniel Cormier (1979), Mark Coleman (1964), Tony Ferguson (1984), Stipe Miocic (1982), Chuck Liddell (1969), Jon Jones (1987), and Bobby Lashley (1976).